MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS completed the first in-season test of 2015 today at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with Pascal Wehrlein at the wheel of the F1 W06 Hybrid.
- Pascal’s morning schedule consisted of familiarisation with the car, followed by a series of long runs
- He then continued with setup work for the Monaco Grand Prix in the afternoon, in addition to evaluating a number of new parts and conducting practice starts
- Pascal completed 73 laps between green light at 09:00 and lunch break at 13:00, a further 64 between 14:00 and the chequered flag at 18:00
- Mercedes-Benz Power Units today completed a total of 1,722 km
Today was a really good day. I was driving this car for the second time and it's always a pleasure – especially after yesterday, which was a big disappointment for me. I still don’t feel 100% but it’s much better, so luckily I’ve been able to drive. We did some long runs before lunch and I was able to get a lot of laps, which was good as I had to adapt to the car again. But I felt comfortable from the start. The Mercedes Power Unit is unbelievable and the chassis too, with a very good balance. I could feel it has changed a bit since I last drove it during winter testing. The team has clearly been working hard and developing it even further. It's definitely a step forward and I’ve loved every minute of being behind the wheel!
|2||Pascal Wehrlein||MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS||137||1:26.497|
|3||Pierre Gasly||Red Bull||75||1:26.683|
|6||Esteban Ocon||Force India||94||1:27.520|
|8||Carlos Sainz||Toro Rosso||126||1:27.997|